Summary of Free Ride
How Digital Parasites are Destroying the Culture Business, and How the Culture Business Can Fight Back
Copyright © 2011 by Robert Levine. Used by arrangement with The Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc.
How did you help destroy culture today?
Journalist Robert Levine knowledgeably argues that ideology, inaction, misunderstanding and self-interest have created a dangerous situation in which technology is destroying culture. Fortunately, the culture industry can survive if it takes action. In this factually grounded report, Levine passionately urges the culture community – from big publishers to guitar players – to act in its own best interests and to protect its products. getAbstract recommends his treatise to those involved in culture, futurists and anyone interested in a healthy economy where creativity pays.
In this summary, you will learn
- How the Internet has led to a change in the culture industry;
- What trends are evolving in music, television and news media; and
- What you can do about it.
About the Author
Robert Levine, a former executive editor of Billboard, is a features editor at Wired. He has written numerous articles for The New York Times, Fortune, Vanity Fair and Rolling Stone.
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